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Meet Egyptian world’s oldest football pro

Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognized as the world’s oldest professional football player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday, Arab News reports. Bahader was awarded the title by Guinness World Records on Saturday evening after missing a penalty kick as his team, 6th October, lost 3-2 to El …

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Oshoala celebrates first goal of season with #EndSARS fist

Nigeria’s captain and Barcelona attacker, Asisat Oshoala celebrated her first goal in the 2020-21 Spanish Primera Iberdrola campaign with a fist showing her support for the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. She opened scoring this season against Sporting Huelva. Just five minutes into the game, Oshoala broke the deadlock. The game ended 6-0 in favour …

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Osimhen scores first Serie A goal, celebrates with #EndPoliceBrutality shirt

Nigeria’s striker, Victor Osimhen, has scored his first goal in Serie A as a Napoli player. Osimhen scored his first Napoli goal with a superb finish against Atalanta in the 43rd minute.After scoring, Osimhen held up a shirt with the inscription “End Police Brutality in Nigeria”.Earlier, the player had tweeted in support of #EndSARS protesters …

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Kenyan Marathon Champion banned until 2023 for doping

Kenya’s running champion Daniel Wanjiru has been banned from athletics for doping until 8th December 2023, The 2017 London Marathon winner was suspended in April based on allegations of taking a banned substance – which he denied, however, a tested sample returned levels of red blood cells which had no “physiological explanation,” according to a …

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West Ham fan gets three years ban for Salah racial abuse

A West Ham supporter has been banned from football for three years after pleading guilty to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. Bradley Thumwood, 48, from Bexleyheath, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated Section 5 public order offence, the Metropolitan Police said. He was issued with …

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Joshua vs. Pulev: Title bout holds December 12

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12,  in a title bout in London. Pulev on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.Kubrat Pulev confirmed on Monday that he will face Joshua. “It’s official: Pulev vs. Joshua on December 12 in London,” …

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‘Joshua fastest puncher since Tyson’

Tony Bellew has declared that he believes Anthony Joshua is the fastest combination puncher the heavyweight division has seen since Mike Tyson.The former WBC cruiserweight champion is backing AJ to beat Tyson Fury should they meet as planned next year, and explained his reasoning on talkSPORT. Bellew told White and Jordan on talkSPORT, “Styles make …

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FIFA rejects Munir El Haddadi bid to switch to Morocco from Spain

FIFA has rejected a request from the Moroccan soccer federation to let Munir El Haddadi change nationality from Spain despite easing its eligibility rules last month, Arabnews reports. The decision can be challenged by Morocco and the player at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, soccer’s world governing body said Thursday. Any appeal would be …

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Liverpool’s Egyptian Mohamed Salah hailed a ‘hero’ after helping homeless man

Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has been hailed a “real life hero” after saving a homeless man from abuse and gifting him £100 ($129), arabnews reports. CCTV footage from last month at a petrol station in Liverpool, near the Reds’ Anfield stadium, showed the striker stepping in to help David Craig as he was being targeted …

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Nigeria/ Algeria Friendly: Austrian Referee Schuttengruber to officiate

Manuel Schuttengrubber, a 37-year-old referee from Austria will handle the international friendly match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Worthersee Stadium, Klangefurt on Friday, reports Completesports.com.Schuttengrubber has been a FIFA referee since 2014, and is ranked as a UEFA first category referee.He officiated his first senior international match as a FIFA referee on 15 November 2016 …

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